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2022 Call for Workshops

Information on accepted workshops is available here

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline:  January 24th, 2022, 11:59 PM
  • Notifications: February 7th, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Submission deadline: May 2nd, 2022, 11:59 PM
  • Workshops Day: June 20th, 2022

Deadlines are specified as Anywhere on Earth time. The submission site will open in December, 2021.

Workshops Chairs

  • Joel Chan, University of Maryland
  • Dan Lockton, Eindhoven University of Technology


Call Description

ACM Creativity & Cognition is a multi-disciplinary conference covering a broad range of topics. The conference brings together artists and scientists, designers, educators, and researchers. We seek to understand human creativity in its many manifestations, to design new interactive techniques and tools to augment and amplify human creativity, and to use computational media technologies to explore new creative processes and artifacts in all human endeavors ranging from the arts to science, from design to education. 

The goal of workshops is to advance creativity and cognition research and break new ground by fostering discussions, collaborations, and innovative experiences from different areas. In particular, in the spirit of the conference theme (Creativity, Craft and Design), we especially welcome proposals that center the experience of creativity in craft and design (and related settings), and bridge the practice of craft and design with theories and tools for creativity. In that spirit, we welcome proposals from professional practitioners. 

Additionally, our venue this year — renowned for its development and retention of craft design skills and rich culture of creativity and design — also affords an especially rich opportunity to engage with both the history of creativity in craft, as well as existing and future practices.

Organizers should plan on promoting their event amongst their own peer networks and on mailing lists, including practitioner and professional groups if relevant. The event will also be published on the conference website. Workshop organizers are responsible for producing any publications of any workshop proceedings, if desired. Workshops and tutorials may be cancelled or combined if there is insufficient participation.

Other notes:

  • Evaluation: Content is rigorously juried by the committee for suitability as a workshop and interest to the community.
  • Date: Workshops will run for a full day on Monday,June 20th, 2022, which is the day before the main conference track. One-day registrations will be available for participants who wish to attend only workshops. 
  • Engagement: We encourage submissions which offer interactive and participatory methods, and who aim to engage the wider community in the field. We encourage submissions which seek to go beyond solely academic audiences, for example through engaging practitioners.   
  • Off-site Venues: Several makerspaces and design studios throughout Venice have offered to host one-day workshops as an alternative to holding them at the conference hotel. This provides an excellent opportunity for workshop participants to work in a more creative space than a typical workshop, to interact with the local community, and to be situated closer to an urban environment. Workshop organizers should indicate if they would be interested in this option and provide some statement about the kind of creative space desired. We will notify organizers if this opportunity comes to fruition. By default, all workshops will be in the hotel.

Format and Submission Details

In keeping with new SIGCHI guidelines, there is no formal page limit; however, we encourage authors to adhere to the typical level of conciseness of workshop submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words, excluding captions and references, in single-column format in the new ACM SIGCHI template). 

The submission should include:

  • Title, name(s) of organizer(s) and affiliations
  • Topic and distinctive characteristics of the workshop
  • Relevance and significance of this topic to the community
  • What deliverables or outcomes are anticipated?
  • Workshop tentative schedule (how it will be run?)
  • Anticipated audience, proposed channels for promoting and marketing it
  • Length: full day or half day
  • Include the bio of the organizers, highlighting their background and achievements related to the proposed topic
  • Venue requirements: especially note any hardware/software requirements (computer lab, tools, workshop, software applications). Please indicate if there are any safety implications (e.g., soldering) that may need health and safety compliance.
  • If you require any technical or specialist equipment, indicate clearly if you will be supplying it yourself or whether other arrangements need to be made.

Seeking Help

It is important that your submission is formatted correctly. Incorrectly formatted submissions might be rejected. Online guidance is available from the ACM at: Examples of formatted submissions to last year’s C&C conference can be found here. If you have questions, or are seeking guidance about formatting your submission, you can either fill out the form on the publication support portal at or write an email to

Where to Submit

Please submit via the Precision Conference (PCS) website below:

Once you have logged into the PCS website, select the following options under “Submissions” and click the Go button.

  • Society: SIGCHI
  • Conference/Journal: Creativity & Cognition 2021
  • Track: Creativity & Cognition 2021 Workshops


Confirmed Venice Locations for Accepted Workshops

Potential Venice Locations for Conference Workshops